The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has announced that AMI chairman Charles Gooding will not seek re-election to the trade association's board.
Gooding says: “It has been an honour and a privilege to work with the AMI board since its formation. I had decided to step down as chairman some time ago once I was confident that we had achieved certain objectives and had created a credible and reputable trade body. AMI's success over the last 12 months has been staggering, not just in terms of the number of new members, but the impact and influence that has been apparent with the onset of regulation. I am confident that the newly elected board will continue in the same way and that AMI will continue to go from strength to strength. I am grateful for the support shown to me from the industry as a whole.”
Mark Mountney, deputy chairman of AMI, says: “Gooding worked immensely hard to bring about the alliance between NAMBA and AIFA which formed AMI. So much has been achieved over the last year, which would have been impossible without his commitment. It has been a pleasure to work with him.”
John Gummer, chairman of AIFA, says: “I would like to thank Gooding for his hard work and leadership of AMI. Many believed it would be impossible to establish an effective trade body for mortgage intermediaries – the fact that we have done so within a year is a tribute to Gooding and his colleagues on the AMI board.”
AMI has just celebrated its first anniversary. In that time it has become recognised as the voice of the mortgage intermediary community and is now a regular port of call for regulators and policy makers seeking the views of the industry.